“Thorn Bushes Bloom”

A poem by Anastasia Babusenko

Anastasia Babusenko

Thorn bushes bloom

Its leaves are shedding

Who has not yet been in love

Knows nothing of sorrow


But I’m a young girl

And I know sorrow

I don’t eat enough in the evenings

I don’t sleep enough at nights


I’ll take the chair

And sit down near the window

My eyes don’t even doze 

And the sun is rising


To doze or not to doze

You won’t fall asleep

The beloved one went somewhere

In search of another girl


My eyes, my eyes

What have you done?

People avoid him

But you fall in love